I recently had the pleasure of attending an unveiling of the new menu at Cask Social Kitchen in South Tampa. Myself and several other foodies were able to taste the new Fall menu created by Chef Antoine Ludcene. I must admit I had only been to Cask once in the past and while my food good, this visit has made me a raving fan. Let me show the 10 reasons why you should dine at Cask Social kitchen this Fall.
1. Modern Decor
The restaurant has 2 levels both equipped with their own bar and seating area. The loft is often used for private events, whereas the downstairs is for general dining. There is also outdoor seating available if you want to enjoy the fresh air.
2. Popsicle Cocktails
I know we are highlighting the Fall menu but since we live in Florida, the weather is still pretty warm. These popsicle cocktails are a refreshing way to enjoy your liquor.
3. The Bavarian Pretzel
This is not how the pretzel is presented, you can see the actual presentation on my Instagram timeline. This is how the pretzel was served to us for ease and convenience. The pretzel is delish but that BEER CHEESE DIP, that’s amazing! We were all trying to think of things we could use as vessels for the cheese dip.
4. Burrata & Heirloom Tomato Salad
Tomato and Mozzarella is one of my favorite combinations. This burrata was creamy on the inside and paired perfectly with the balsamic glazed tomatoes.
5. The Crab & ‘Cado – My favorite of the night!
This crab and avocado appetizer was my favorite of the night. This dish was so flavorful! And as you can see they did not skimp on the crab either. Trust me this is worth a try.
6. The Herb Crusted Hanger Steak
I am a true carnivore so steak is always something I love. Its not always something that is cooked right though. This hanger steak however, was cooked to perfection. Even more than the steak though, I loved the spinach, portobello, sweet potato and goat cheese hash it was served atop. That hash was divine. Overall this made for a truly fantastically composed dish.
7. The Citrus Scallops
The scallops were cooked perfectly! This dish is a light option for all of the seafood lovers out there. This was definitely a favorite at the table.
8. Seasonal Parfaits
Now you know no meal is complete for me without dessert. The variety of parfaits makes for a great conclusion to the delicious meal. The options available during our visit were Key Lime, Orange Blossom & Strawberry, Nutter Butter and Chocolate Cookie Crumb. For the pumpkin spice fans, we were told there will be something special for you on the Fall menu.
9. Inventive Chef
Chef Ludcene has a wealth of culinary experience. The menu fuses his cultural heritage and professional training to create some unique and inventive menu items. He is very excited to share his passion for food with the guests at Cask Social Kitchen.
10. Weekly Specials
- Happy Hour occurs Monday through Friday from 4-7pm. It includes food and drink specials.
- Taco Monday – You don’t have to wait until Tuesday for great taco specials. Tacos are $2-4.
- Thursday Ladies Night features discounts from 5 to close for all the ladies.
- Sunday Brunch with AYCD Mimosas for just $20.
- Sunday Football – Stop in for game day specials and watch the game too.
- Hospitality Day on Sundays where industry professionals get 40% off.
Seriously, you should dine at Cask Social Kitchen like yesterday to enjoy the Fall menu. These menus will not remain forever as Chef Ludcene plans to adjust the menu with the seasons to take advantage of and highlight of the fresh produce available throughout the year.
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Which of these items would make you dine at Cask Social Kitchen this fall?